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Express yourself through Batik – The Batik art form reached its peak on the Indonesian island of Java. This workshop takes you on a brief jaunt into the history of batik and through a step-by-step discovery of its different techniques. Go deep into the underwater world to come up with your own designs on cotton. Instructor: Avy Loftus, artist, and arts educator.

SCHEDULE: October 24-November 14, Tuesdays, 2 to 4:30 p.m.

For more info and registration:

Express yourself through Batik ( -------------------------------------------------------------------- Calls: Blue Metropolis Literary Festival is open to all kinds of projects including walking tours, literary shows, performances, etc. The possibilities are endless, as long as literature features prominently. This year's theme is What will our dreams be made of? and plants the seed for a myriad of questions the April 2024 edition of the festival will explore. Deadline October 27. Click here for details

The McClure Gallery is currently accepting submissions for its 2024-2025 exhibition program. Contemporary artists of all media and curators with an exhibition proposal are invited to apply. Artists who have shown in the gallery within the last five years or less should wait before submitting an exhibition proposal. Deadline October 15. Click here for details.


At Deserres: Experiment with new techniques by signing up for our art workshops.

Thursday, October 12th at 6 P.M. (EST): October Ink Landscape on Yupo (EN) | DeSerres

Full October calendar: Studio DeSerres Virtuel Workshops


L’œuvre Museum of the Moon de Luke Jerram ​- ​Une œuvre impressionnante à découvrir pendant 4 jours seulement - Laval!

​​© Museum of the Moon de Luke Jerram au Festival Olala, Autriche, 2018, photo: Luke Jerram​​

Today we're talking about the moon. Looking at the moon, taking meaning from the moon, trying to get to the moon, seeing the moon up close. One artist is getting the moon closer than ever. We spoke with artist Luke Jerram behind the giant moon replica artwork at Centre de la Nature in Laval this long weekend.



Mizushobai: The story of Japanese-Canadian "picture bride" comes to the Segal Centre:

Actress and writer Julie Tamiko Manning brings a little-known story to the Segal stage from Japanese-Canadian history. It's about a real-life Japanese woman who came to B.C. a 'picture bride', knowing nothing of her future husband but his photo.

For tickets and info:


Chelsea McMullan takes us inside the National Ballet of Canada’s 2022 production of Swan Lake, directed and staged by the legendary Karen Kain.

Stay tuned for the documentary on CBC GEM:

Karen Kain, left, and Neve Campbell from the documentary "Swan Song" are seen in a portrait on the sidelines of the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, on Friday, Sept. 8, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby.


Brownstein (Montreal Gazette): N.D.G. exhibition preserves pandemic reflections in jars.

"We were really interested in what people were thinking and creating while largely in isolation,” says Simon Davies, co-curator of Something’s aJar.

An overview of the Something’s aJar exhibition at Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. PHOTO BY DAVE SIDAWAY /Montreal Gazette

Something’s aJar runs Tuesdays through Saturdays until Nov. 5 at Maison de la culture Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, 3755 Botrel St. Admission is free. For more information, call 514-872-2157 or email


At the McGill Library:

Hybrid Event | Sri Lanka medical manuscripts as sources for medical history and the revitalization of traditional knowledge. October 17, 12-1 PM.

RSVP: Sri Lanka medical manuscripts as sources for medical history and the revitalization of traditional knowledge - McGill Library - McGill Library


Hybrid Lecture | Voltaire Manuscripts; Traces of Celebrity. October 18, 5:30-7:30 PM.

RSVP: Voltaire's Manuscripts: Traces of Celebrity - McGill Library - McGill Library


How cool is this!

Y is for Yearbooks at McGill - YouTube

There are thousands of stories between the covers of old McGill yearbooks. A rich resource for family researchers and historians alike, this slice of McGill's history provides a unique view of student life, learning and research. Stories of graduates, club presidents, sports triumphs, failures, socials, and more. More than the final product, the yearbooks tell the stories of McGill students. Did you know there was a mcgill banjo club? In the yearbooks you can explore Old McGill memories and stories told through photographs, drawings, letters, poetry, song, and so much more. The McGill yearbooks are digitized and searchable online at Both Old Mcgill and Clan Macdonald are available from 1898 through 2000.


Maison Robert-Bélanger in Saint-Laurent: Spotlight on Agricultural Past.


Little Bird showrunner Jennifer Podemski is delivering on her promise to tell authentic Indigenous stories. 'Authenticity was the guiding principle,' Podemski tells Q's Tom Power about her new series.



David Ruben Piqtoukun reflects on 50 years of carving stories.

David Ruben Piqtoukun with his work, People of the Midnight Sun, 2017. © David Ruben Piqtoukun. (Craig Boyko/AGO)



Dana Claxton has long used her art as a tool to reclaim her Indigenous culture. This week, she was awarded the Audain Prize, one of the highest honours in the Canadian visual art world. She talks to Galloway about winning the award and the role of contemporary art in reconciliation.

Dana’s website:


Place des Arts, the largest performing arts centre in Canada, is celebrating its 60th anniversary. The inauguration—on September 21, 1963—of La Grande Salle (now known as Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier) signalled the start of an extraordinary step forward in arts promotion and artistic development that transformed the cultural landscape in Quebec and its metropolis.

Place des Arts celebrates 60 years | Place des Arts



To mark its 60th anniversary, Place des Arts is presenting an exhibition entitled Une traversée artistique (An Artistic Journey). Get carried along on this artistic journey through the eras, peppered with images from notable performances, evocative anecdotes, and eloquent first-hand accounts.

On now until to May 31, 2024, Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme.

Une traversée artistique - Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme | Place des Arts


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